**Cyrus and Strider win in Pleasanton!**
(10/16 - 10/19/2014) At the Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco Specialty show held on October 16th, breeder judge Diane Divin (Awn Salukis) awards Cyrus Winners Dog to finish his championship! He is now Champion Sadik Akhtar Here Comes The Sun! Later in the day, his brother, Ch. Sadik Akhtar Midnight Rider, JC earned an Award of Merit.
The following day, litter brother Strider was Winners Dog at the Saluki Club of America Supported entry at the Skyline Kennel Club of San Mateo County Kennel Club show under breeder judge Sharon Kinney (Issibaa Salukis) to complete his title. He is now Champion Sadik Akhtar Stairway to Heaven, CGC!
Then, on Sunday at the Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco Supported entry at the Del Valle Kennel Club show, sister GCh. Sadik Akhtar Pearl, JC garnered an Award of Merit under breeder judge Karen Archibald (Jidda Salukis). What a great weekend for the Rock 'n Roll litter! Cyrus and Strider are champions number seven and eight for the litter!
(Photo of Cyrus by Cook Phodography, Strider by Callea Photography)
**Spiro is still going strong!**
(9/2014) From my Sun God and Goddess litter, whelped in May of 2004, Spiro, owned by Sophia Therese Pitakis of Salt Lake City, Utah, celebrated his 10th birthday by winning Best of Breed at the Rocky Mountain Hound Association's AKC lure trial (pictured above). He is a multiple Best in Field winner and in July he earned his Therapy Dog Advanced certificate. Congratulations to Therese and MBIF FC Sadik Shakuru, SC, THDA, FCh!
(Photo by Matt Hammond)
(8/23/2014) Please visit Our Future to find out about my 2015 litter plans!
**Summer and Tanner do well at the National!!**
A very happy day, indeed!
(Above two photos by Tina Turley Photography)
(6/5 - 6/7/2014) The long drive back to the Saluki Club of America National Specialty was well worth the effort for Sadik RFR Summer Breeze and Sadik RFR Autumn Breeze. Tanner not only won the large and very competitive Bred by Exhibitor Dog class, he went on to Reserve Winners Dog for a 3 point major! The following day while I was still on cloud nine from Tanner's win, his sister, Summer won the huge Bred By Exhibitor Bitch class and went on to win Winners Bitch for a 5 point major! The next day she went Best of Winners and also Best Bred By Exhibitor! What a great, incredible trip to the National and I cannot thank Starr White (Windstorm Salukis) for appreciating these two youngsters so much!
(Photos by Cook Phodography)
**Luca is in the winner's circle!**
(5/31/2014) Lorrequer Lasting Legacy (Luca) is growing up and now only needs one point to complete his Canadian Championship! At the Aurora and District Kennel Club show under Mr. F Gordon, Luca won Best of Breed (over a special) and went on to a Hound Group 2nd owner/breeder handled by Lin! Congratulations, Lin!
(Photo by Oslach Photography)
**March was a very good month for Cyrus and Jim!**
(3/8/2014 and 3/23/2014) Wow, Sadik Akhtar Here Comes The Sun is off to a great start with his co-breeder, Jim Griffin, at the shows this year! On the 8th of March at the Kings Kennel Club of California show under judge Donovan Thompson, "Cyrus" goes Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a three point major! He followed up this win at the Oakland Kennel Club show (pictured) on the 23rd of the month by earning Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed over specials for another three point major. Congratulations to Dana Holzman, Cyrus' owner and to Jim Griffin on Cyrus' wonderful start to the new year!
**Lots of fun in the Arizona sun!**
(2/15 - 2/17/2014) At the first day of the Arizona specialty shows held by the Central Arizona Saluki Association, judge Pam Lambie awarded Sadik RFR Summer Breeze Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes. Later in the day she won the Bred by Exhibitor class and went on to Reserve Winners Bitch under breeder judge Elena Edwards (Shiraz Salukis)! MSBIS GCh. Sadik Seca Wind, JC (pictured above) also won the Veteran Dog class and an Award of Merit at almost eight years of age. The first day was a very good day!
The next day the Saluki League of Southern Arizona held their specialty show and under fellow breeder Fiona Bennett (Al Sayad Salukis) Summer's brother, Sadik RFR Autumn Breeze won Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes and in the Veteran Sweepstakes, Seca was Best of Opposite Sex. Later, in the regular classes GCh. Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart, JC (pictured above) was Best of Opposite Sex under judge Tony Kyman of Australia.
(Photos of Seca and JJ by Desert Rain Photography)
On the final day of the shows (Central Arizona Saluki Association) Seca, once again not only won his Veteran Dog class but went on to an Award of Merit under judge Kenneth Levison. It was a great way to round out the weekend and made for a very happy drive home!
**Sparkle finishes her Championship in style!!**
(1/3 - 1/5/2014) Sparkle enjoyed a great weekend in Palm Springs! On Friday she won Winners Bitch for her third major at the Inland Empire Hound Club of Southern California, an ASA Supported entry, under judge Patricia Ulloa (see photo on her page). On Saturday at the Kennel Club of Palm Springs show, she was Reserve Winners Bitch under judge Elias Duarte, Jr. Then, to top off the weekend, breeder judge Carole Beyerle (Excelsior Salukis) awarded Sparkle Winners Bitch,
Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex for her fourth major to complete her title.
She is now Champion Lorrequer Legacy to Sadik!
(Photo by Cook Phodography)
**The Rock n' Roll litter vs The Petroleum Hare!**
To close out 2013, three more of the Rock n' Roll litter have ventured onto the lure coursing field and obtained their Junior Courser titles. Picture above is Sadik Akhtar Kodachrome, JC. Joining Kody with JC honors is GCh. Sadik Akhtar Pearl, JC and Ch. Sadik Akhtar Midnight Rider, JC. So far five of the litter have lure coursing titles. Just goes to show that good looking, correct Salukis can win in the ring and also on the field!
(Photo by Gary Ellis)
**Tanner flies at his first hunt!**
(12/6/2013) Sadik RFR Autumn Breeze attended his very first TCC open field hunt and had a fabulous course with lots of work on the hare which ended with him earning an AK and 3rd place in the hunt. Way to go Tanner! Not bad for a fifteen month old youngster. He is already showing off his heritage on hares!
**Lana and Luca win in Canada!**
(11/30 - 12/1/2013) Wow, what a fantastic weekend for Can Ch. Lorrequer Legacy and her brother, Lorrequer Lasting Legacy! At the Caledon Kennel Club shows, the first day under judge Gretchen Bernardi, Luca won Winners Dog for his first two points and his sister, Lana, being shown her first time as a special was Best of Opposite Sex for two Grand Champion points.
The next day under judge Goran Bodegard (Sweden) Luca repeated his Winners Dog achievement and also went Best of Winners for a three point major! He already has five points towards his title. Not bad for the boy's first two Canadian shows! Then, to top off of the day and weekend, Lana won Best of Breed and made the cut in a very strong group. Congratulations, Lin, on a super weekend with your two youngsters!
**Lana wins her first AKC major!**
(10/4/2013) Can Ch. Lorrequer Legacy goes to the Saluki Club of America trophy supported entry at the Hatboro Dog Club show and wins her first major in the United States! Lana went Winners Bitch and Best of Winners under breeder judge Valerie Hamilton (Hounds of Khiva) for a five point major! Extra special was that her breeder, Lin Hawkyard, handled her to this win.
Also, held the same day was the Saluki Club of America Eastern Regional Specialty and breeder judge Helen Graham (Daxlore) awarded Lorrequer Lasting Legacy Reserve Winners Dog to the major. This was Luca's first show, what a nice way to start! Congratulations Lin and welcome back into the ring!
(Photo by John Ashbey)
**Sparkle wins her second major and Tanner earns his first points!!**
(9/14 - 9/15/2013) Sparkle and Tanner had fun in Prescott Arizona! The first day under sighthound specialist Betty-Anne Stenmark, Sadik RFR Autumn Breeze earned his first two points by going Winners Dog. Lorrequer Legacy to Sadik won Winners Bitch and Best of Winners, giving her another major, bringing her total to nine points with both majors!
The following day under judge Kathy Beliew, Tanner repeated his win for another two points and Sparkle was Reserve Winners Bitch. Quite a nice weekend for my puppies!
(Photos by Kohler)
**Sparkle wins her first major!**
(8/23/2013) At the Northern Cascades Saluki Fanciers specialty show held in Redmond Washington, Lorrequer Legacy to Sadik won Winners Bitch for a four point major! Her brother, Lorrequer Legacy of Life was Reserve Winners Dog and Sadik RFR Summer Breeze was Reserve Winners Bitch and Best Puppy! Pictured above are Sparkle and Summer with breeder judge Pamela Arwood (Appalachia Salukis).
Earlier in the day, Sadik RFR Forbidden Breeze at Scimitar won Best in Sweepstakes while her brother, Sadik RFR Autumn Breeze was Best of Opposite Sex under breeder judge Ron Wassenaar (Ranesaw Salukis). I would like to thank Cathi Steiner, Taboo's owner, for helping me in the ring by handling Summer for the RWB win this day and for showing Sparkle the next day and earning a major Reserve Winners Bitch under breeder judge Sharon Kinney (Issibaa Salukis). Thanks, also to Erika Parton for stepping in to help with the photos!
(Photos by Roberts)
JJ loves Lompoc's big ring!**
(7/27/2013) While enjoying the expanse of the large Saluki ring in Lompoc, GCh. Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart, JC moved her way to Best of Opposite Sex at the San Angeles Saluki Club supported entry at the Lompoc Valley Kennel Club show during the American Saluki Association's 50th Anniversary Celebration weekend! In an entry of 175, Ms. Nina Neswadba (Showhunters Salukis, Austria) appreciated JJ for the honor. I sure couldn't be more proud of this fun-loving girl who moves with style and grace!
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)
**Seca wins Best in Veteran Sweepstakes!**
(7/26/2013) MSBIS GCh. Sadik Seca Wind, JC enjoyed his first weekend out as a veteran and won Best in Veteran Sweepstakes under breeder Rae Ann Hanna (Clarinda Salukis, USA) at the San Angeles Saluki Club's Specialty show held in conjunction with the American Saluki Association's 50th Anniversary Celebration in Lompoc, California. The large entries were filled with high quality, making this win extra special for Seca!
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)
**The Lady is a CHAMP!**
(6/29 - 6/30/2013) Lana went to the Saluki club of Canada Specialty show in Jerseyville, Ontario, Canada on Saturday and won Reserve Winners Bitch under breeder judge Monica Stoner (Sacre Tyana). The following day she was Winners Bitch at the SCOC Supported Entry at the Hamilton Kennel Club show under judge Linda Kraft. Lana is now Can Ch. Lorrequer Legacy! Congratulations, Lin, on all of Lana's fine accomplishments
and on your new champion!
(Lana is pictured above with her RWB award from the SCOC Specialty.)
**Sparkle wins her first points!**
(4/28/2013) At the Lake Mathews Kennel Club show judge Sandra Bridges awarded Lorrequer Legacy to Sadik Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for her first two points from the 12 - 18 months class. She heard how well her sister, Lana, is doing in Canada and had to grab some of the limelight for herself! Sparkle was handled on this day by one of her best friends, Karon Lonero.
(Photo by Rich Bergman)
**Lana has great news, too!**
(4/20 - 4/21/2013) Lorrequer Legacy proves that even tomboy girls can clean up well! Lana got spiffed up and went to the Guelph and District Kennel Club shows in Fergus, Ontario, both days being supported entries for the Saluki Club of Canada. The first day under judge Ricardo Torres-Simoes she won Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex over specials for a three point major! The second day under judge Janet Lobb, Lana was Winners Bitch for two more points. Lana now has nine points and both majors and only needs one point to complete her Canadian Championship. Not bad for a fifteen month old that has been shown very sparingly! Congratulations, Lin!
**Great, great results from The SASC/Western Hound weekend!!**
(4/12/2013) My Lorrequer Legacy to Sadik started out the weekend at the San Angeles Saluki Club Specialty show by winning Best in Sweepstakes under Kenneth Levison (pictured above). Sadik RFR Autumn Breeze enjoyed his first trip into the show ring and was Best of Opposite Sex to Sparkle in Sweepstakes. Later in the day, Tanner won his 6 - 9 months class and went on to win Reserve Winners Dog under specialty Judge William Potter II. Wow, what a great way to start out a show career!
(Photo by Kit Rodwell)
To top off the day GCh. Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart JC won Best of Opposite Sex in Specialty. What a super day, indeed!
(4/13/2013) At the first day of the Western Hound shows, SASC supported entry, Sadik RFR Autumn Breeze won Best in Sweepstakes under breeder judge Lauren Chen (HawksView Hounds). (Sweeps win photo is on his page.) He went on to win the Reserve Winners Dog award again from the 6 - 9 months class in the regular classes under breeder judge Valerie Hamilton (Hounds of Khiva)! Later in the afternoon, Tanner went into the "big ring" for the Sighthound Sweepstakes Group and as the youngest pup in the ring he moved his way to first place under long-time Afghan Hound breeder Bruce Clark (Shylo Afghans). Way to go Tanner puppy!
(Photo by Kit Rodwell)
(4/14/2013) Sadik RFR Summer Breeze finished out the three show weekend by going Winners Bitch, Best of Winners AND Best of Opposite Sex for a four point major from the 6 - 9 months puppy class under breeder/judge Ian Rasmussen of Ahmadi Salukis in Australia! Her brother Tanner once again earned the major Reserve Winners Dog award for the third day in a row, also from the 6 - 9 months class. What an incredible weekend for the debuts of these two Charlie Brown x Briza puppies!!
Earlier in the day, Sparkle was Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes under breeder/judge Bonnie Boucher-Johnson (Snowynde Salukis). The future is certainly shining brightly here at Sadik, no doubt about it!
(Photo by Kit Rodwell)
**2012 was a very good year for Sadik Salukis!*
I have received my invitation letter from the Saluki Club of America for the 2012 Book of Records. The dogs are:
Ch. Sadik Akhtar Dust in the Wind Kamal (Champion section)
DC Sadik Akhtar Layla, SC (AKC Dual Champion, Field Champion and Champion sections)
Ch. Sadik Midnight Rider (Champion section)
GCh. Sadik Akhtar Pearl (Grand Champion section)
GCh. Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart JC (Grand Champion and Junior Courser sections)
Ch. Sadik Akhtar Tequila Sunrise (Champion section)
Ch. Sadik Helios (SCOA Western Regional Select Dog section)
Sadik Tawa CD (Companion Dog section)
Wow! These hounds earned a total of ten titles for the year. Congratulations to all the co-breeders and owners of these hounds on all their fine accomplishments. Thank you for getting them out there and enjoying your activities with them!
**Sadik puppies had a great day at the ASA Desert Match!**
(2/9/2013) At just five months of age Sadik RFR Catch A Breeze won his class and went on to win Best Puppy in Match at the American Saluki Association's annual Desert Match! This honor came from judge Anne Vigneri (Abaqero Salukis) a long-time breeder of successful show and open field coursing Salukis. Thistle had two handlers on the day with both Karon Lonero and Terry Saunders piloting him to the win.
Puppy Tanner (above, left) is Sadik RFR Autumn Breeze. He won Best Puppy Movement under another long-time breeder of show and open field coursing Salukis, Lois Kincaid (Grassland Salukis) and pressed his brother hard for the Best Puppy award. Pictured above on the right is my Lorrequer Legacy to Sadik (Seca x Arya) and she won Best Adult Movement at just one year of age. I am very proud of all the puppies accomplishments on the day!
**Lana wins her first major!!**
(11/24 - 11/25/2012) Lorrequer Legacy goes to the shows and has a great weekend! On the first day of the Caledon Kennel Club shows in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, Lana won Reserve Winners Bitch and Best Puppy under Jaime Ganoza (Peru). On Sunday she won Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best Puppy AND Best of Breed over specials for a four point major under judge Rafael Malo Alcrudo (Spain)! Lana is certainly off to a great start! Congratulations, Lin, on your girl's wonderful wins!
**Rider is now a Champion!!**
(11/18/2012) Rider is now Champion Sadik Akhtar Midnight Rider and the sixth champion for the Rock n' Roll litter! At the San Luis Obispo Kennel Club show under judge Virginia Lyne, Rider won Winners Dog and Best of Winners for the final point to complete his title. Way to go Jim and Rider, congratulations!
Also on the weekend, Pearl became Grand Champion Sadik Akhtar Pearl under judge Randy Garren by winning Best of Breed the day before Rider completed his title.
She is the second of the litter to complete her Grand Championship. The same day Sadik Akhtar Stairway to Heaven CGC won Winners Dog for another point. Strider now only needs three points to complete his title! Wow, yet another super weekend for the Rock n' Roll litter!
(Photo by Cook Phodography)
**Layla completes her AKC Lure Championship!**
(10/28/12) Layla went to the Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco AKC Lure trial and for the third time in a row, won the Open class and the Best of Breed runoff for yet another five point major! She is now DC Sadik Akhtar Layla JC, CGC!! Congratulations to Michael Popoff and Georgette Petropoulis on yet another wonderful accomplishment with their girl!
On the same day, littermates Pearl, Rider and Kody all earned the first leg for their Junior Courser titles. It was another fine day for the Rock n' Roll litter!!
**Pearl and Dusty win in Pleasanton!!**
(10/20/2012) What a great day for the Rock n' Roll litter while in Pleasanton, California at the Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco Specialty show. To start out the day under breeder judge Annette Haferl of Switzerland (Tin Hinan Salukis), Dusty became Champion Sadik Akhtar Dust in the Wind Kamal by earning the Winners Dog accolades. Later in the day, sister, Ch. Sadik Akhtar Pearl won Best of Opposite Sex while Dusty continued on to garner one of the Award of Merit rosettes!
The next day at the Del Valle Dog club of Livermore show, Pearl earned another Best of Opposite Sex, this time under sighthound specialist Chris Kaiser. Congratulations to Yvette Alley on Dusty's championship, all owner handled and to Jim and Linda Griffin on Pearl's fine wins over the weekend.
Pictured above, left to right, Linda Griffin, judge Haferl, Jim with Pearl, Yvette with Dusty and trophy presenter, Nancy Leising.
(Photo by Cook Phodography)
**JJ adds another feather in her cap!**
(9/16/2012) JJ attended the California Coursing Association AKC Lure Trial in Camarillo, California and earned her Junior Courser title. She is now GCh. Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart JC! No matter where she is at or what she is doing, JJ just knows how to have fun! Way to go my girl!
(Photo by Karon Lonero)
**A big win for Jes and Nazeem!**
(9/8/2012) At the tender age of only seven months Lorrequer Legacy at El Shaddai wins Winners Dog for a major at the Somerset Hills Kennel Club under judge Hal Biermann! Earlier in the day he was also Best in Sweepstakes judged by John Arvin. This show was an Empire Saluki Club Supported entry. What a great start for young Nazeem! He is pictured above handled by Jessica Dixon with her daughter, Annie helping out.
Nazeem is owned by Jessica Dixon, Michelle Ridenour & Lin Hawkyard. Congratulations all!
(Photo by Tom Digiacomo)
(9/7/2012) My Ch. Sadik Briza Wind JC has whelped her litter of six sired by GCh. Desperado PB Charlie Brown JC!! Please visit my FUTURE page to see a more photos, more details and the pedigree of the pups.
**JJ is now a Grand Champion!!**
(8/26/2012) JJ is pictured above completing her Grand Championship and is now GCh. Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart! JJ won Best of Opposite Sex at the Santa Barbara Kennel Club show under Mrs. Gretchen Bernardi to complete her title in very limited showing in less than a year from finishing her Championship. I have always felt that JJ is very special and the judges do, too!
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)
**Omar and Henri win in the Pacific Northwest!**
(8/25/2012) SBIS Ch. Sadik Helios wins again! At the Northern Cascades Saluki Fanciers Specialty show, Omar wins Best in Veteran Sweepstakes under Katie Cambell in the morning, then in the afternoon he wins an Award of Merit under Ms. Rita Walker (Pictured above, show photo by Roberts, moving by Kathy Jones).
What a great weekend for Omar!
Not to be outdone by his "big brother", puppy Henri (Lorrequer Legacy of Life) wins Best Puppy in Specialty under judge Walker at just seven months of age. What a great future this boy has in store. Congratulations again to Leila and David Kirske who also own Henri!
(8/23/2012) Omar wins at the Saluki Club of America Western Regional Specialty held in Redmond, Washington. First thing in the morning, SBIS Ch. Sadik Helios comes out of retirement and wins Best in Veteran Sweepstakes under breeder judge Joseph Minor (Arabesque Salukis). Later in the day under breeder judge Robert Place (Arabesque Salukis), Helios won Best Veteran and Select Dog at the specialty! Wow, what a great way to make a comeback! Omar is owned and loved by Leila and David Kirske. Congratulations to both of you!
(Stay tuned for photos!)
**Lana makes her ring debut in style!**
(8/12/2012) Lorrequer Legacy goes to her first show and wins Reserve Winners Bitch to a major under breeder judge Juan Carlos Vasconsellos at the Southern Counties Hound Breeders Association show! And, not only did Lana win RWB, she also earned Best Puppy in Show! Lana is from the Seca x Arya litter and is pictured above at six and a half months of age with her breeder and owner, Lin Hawkyard (Lorrequer Salukis). Congratulations, Lin, on your baby's fine start!
(Photo by Wyldwd Photos)
**Strider wins his second major!!**
(7/29/2012) Sadik Akhtar Stairway to Heaven CGC wins big at the American Saluki Association's Celebration supported entry at the Lompoc Valley Kennel Club under breeder judge Carole Tipler (Al Yaman Salukis) of New Zealand. Ms. Tipler awarded Strider Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex for a five point major! Strider now has both majors and needs only a few minor points to finish his championship. Way to go, Alex and Strider!
Sister, JJ (Ch. Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart) won the Select Bitch award the same day and brothers Sadik Akhtar Midnight Rider and Sadik Akhtar Dust in the Wind Kamal also placed second and fourth respectively in the large open dog class!
(Photo by Cook Phodography)
**The Rock n' Rollers sweep the SASC majors in Lompoc!!**
Pictured above, L to R, are Jim and Linda Griffin and Cathy Chapman, very proud breeders of the Rock n' Roll litter, judge Stephen Wheeler, Michael Popoff with Layla and Georgette Petropoulos, Layla's owners and SASC President, Jane Taylor.
(7/27/2012) Wow, what a day for Sadik Akhtar Dust in the Wind Kamal and Sadik Akhtar Layla JC, CGC! Dusty (top photo) wins Winners Dog for a four point major at the San Angeles Saluki Club Specialty show under Stephen Wheeler (SWE). Not to be outdone by her brother, Layla (bottom photo) earns the Winners Bitch and Best of Winners honors for a clean sweep of the points on the day! This win makes Layla Champion Sadik Akhtar Layla JC, CGC! The following day at the SASC supported entry at the Lompoc Valley Kennel Club show, Layla won the Select Bitch award under judge Joe Walton. She earned her first major, four points, toward her Grand Championship her first time in the ring as a special!
And, yet another nice Rock n' Roll litter win went to Ch. Sadik Akhtar Pearl who won an Award of Merit. Congratulations to Yvette Alley with Dusty, to Michael Popoff and Georgette Petropoulos with Layla and to Jim and Linda Griffin with Pearl!
(Win photos by Vicki Holloway)
**Best of Breed for Dusty!**
(6/2/2012) At the Shasta Kennel Club show under judge Richard Beauchamp, Dusty (Sadik Akhtar Dust in the Wind Kamal) goes Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed over specials! He was also Winners Dog and Best Opposite Sex the day before at the Butte County Kennel Club show under judge Jon Cole. In very limited showing Dusty is half way to his title!
In other Rock n' Roll litter news, on May 12th, Jim and Linda Griffin's Sadik Akhtar Midnight Rider won Winners Dog for two points while his sister, Ch. Sadik Akhtar Pearl won Best of Opposite Sex at the Camellia Capital Kennel Club show under breeder/judge Sharon Kinney (Issibaa Salukis)! One more point to go for Rider!
To round out the recent news for this litter, on June 9th, Sadik Akhtar Layla JC, CGC earned another point, this time at the Contra Costa County Kennel Club show under judge Anthony DiNardo winning Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex. This brings Layla's point total to eleven with both majors! Congratulations to everyone on some great late spring winning!
(Photo by Callea)
**Quila is now a Champion!!**
(5/5/2012) My Quila is now Ch. Sadik Akhtar Tequila Sunrise! It is with great honor that he completed his AKC championship under breeder/judge Sharon Kinney (Issibaa Salukis) at the Rio Hondo Kennel Club show in Pomona, California. Quila is the third champion for the Rock n' Roll litter! Now this very intense hunter can focus all of his attention on hares, some obedience training and giving hugs! Way to go red boy!
(Photo by Georgette Petropoulos)
**More lure coursing success for Layla!**
(4/29/2012) Sadik Akhtar Layla JC, CGC goes to another Saluki club of Greater San Francisco Specialty AKC lure trial and repeats her Best of Breed honors for another five point major towards her lure coursing championship. This little girl loves to fly! Layla is very good at winning five point majors, be it in the ring or on the field. Congratulations to Michael Popoff and Georgette Petropoulos on another great day with Layla!
**Welcome Home Sparkle!**
(4/4/2012) The newest member to the Sadik family has landed at Los Angeles International Airport! After a wonderful trip to visit good friends Jaqi TerHaar (Elwood, Illinois) and Lin Hawkyard (Beeton, Ontario, Canada), Sparkle (Lorrequer Legacy to Sadik) has made her way to the west coast of the USA. She did great in her sherpa bag and charmed the flight crews while enroute and now looks forward to lots of fun with her new family! Her brother Beamer now makes his home with Andrea Jacobs in Benicia, California while another brother, Henri, is enjoying life with David and Leila Kirske of Seattle, Washington. Luca and Lana will remain with Lin and the other Lorrequer Salukis.
**Layla wins another major, this time in Arizona!!**
(2/13/2012) At the Central Arizona Saluki Association Specialty show held in Mesa, Arizona, Sadik Akhtar Layla JC, CGC wins Winners Bitch under judge Robert Robinson for her second 5 point major owner handled by Michael Popoff! Congratulations to Michael Popoff and Georgette Petropoulos!
(Photos by Georgette)
More good news from the weekend was on the same day, Layla's older half brother, MSBIS GCh. Sadik Seca Wind JC earned an Award of Merit. Then, on Sunday, under breeder judge Katrina Hamilton (Hounds of Khiva), Seca was Select Dog and Layla's sister, Ch. Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart won an Award of Merit. It was a very nice weekend for the family!
(Stay tuned for more photos!)
**One point to go for Quila!**
(11/19/2011) The very next weekend after the Arizona shows, Ch. Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart wins Best of Opposite Sex while her brother, Sadik Akhtar Tequila Sunrise wins Winners Dog and Best of Winners under judge Lou Guerrero at the San Luis Obispo Kennel Club show. Quila now only needs one point to finish his championship! The next day, brother Sadik Akhtar Stairway to Heaven CGC won Winners Dog and brings his point total up to six with one major. What a great year it has been for the Rock n' Roll litter!!
(Photo by Victoria Cook)
**More great results and another new Champion!!**
(11/11 - 11/13/2011) Pictured above are MSBIS Ch. Sadik Seca Wind JC, Sadik Akhtar Tequila Sunrise and New Champion Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart! The first day at the Canada del Oro Kennel Club show, JJ was Winners Bitch for her third major while her half brother, Seca was Best of Breed under judge Karen Arends.
The next day under breeder/judge Valerie Hamilton (Hounds of Khiva), Seca was Best of Breed, Quila was Winners Dog and JJ was Best of Winners for another major to FINISH!
(Pictured above, photo by Kerr)
The last day, Quila was Winners Dog and Best of Winners for his third major under judge Kalen Dumke, while Seca won Best of Opposite Sex and JJ earned the Select Bitch award her first time in the ring as a special! What a great weekend for my Solaris kids!
**Wow, fabulous results from Pleasanton!**
(10/20 - 10/24/2011) Pearl is now Champion Sadik Akhtar Pearl! At the Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo County shows held on Thursday and Friday, Pearl wins the major each day. The first day she was Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for a three point major under judge Karen Arends. The next day at the American Saluki Club Medallion Supported entry she won Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and earned an Award of Merit under sighthound specialist Betty Stites for a four point major! Then, at the Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore show on Monday, Pearl won yet another major under judge Jay Cunningham to complete her championship. Wow, three majors in five days for Pearl! Pearl is pictured above with judge Stites, her handler, Karon Lonero, her owners, Jim and Linda Griffin and co-breeder Cathy Chapman.
(Photo by Roberts)
(10/22/2011) Not only did Strider win the major at the Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco Specialty, the dam of the Rock n' Roll litter, Ch. Sterling Aria Akhtar Sadik, won her 7 - 9 year old Veteran Class and went on to win Best of Opposite Sex in Specialty! My Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart was also Reserve Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor class. What an indredible day for the Sadik and Akhtar families! Go to the Rock n' Roll litter page to see mama Aria's win photo.
(Photo by Victoria Cook)
(10/22/2011) What a great way for Alex Grasseschi and Strider (Sadik Akhtar Stairway to Heaven CGC to win a major: At the Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco Specialty show! Saluki enthusiast, Marianne Klinkowski found Strider worthy of the Winners Dog and Best of Winners awards and this gives Strider his first major towards his title! Congratulations to Alex on doing such a great job with her boy!! Pictured above are judge Klinkowski, Alex with Strider, Jim and Linda Griffin and Cathy Chapman, Strider's breeders. This was a very happy day for all of the Rock n' Roll litter family!
(Photo by Victoria Cook)
**Layla wins again!!**
(10/1/2011) Sadik Akhtar Layla JC, CGC wins again, this time on the lure coursing field at the AKC specialty lure trial held by the Saluki Club of Greater San Francisco. Layla not only won the Open Stake, but went on to win Best of Breed/Best in Field for a five point major towards her AKC Lure Championship! Way to go, Michael, Georgette and Layla and congratulations on another wonderful acheivement with your girl!
(Photo by Layla's owners, Michael Popoff and Georgette Petropoulos)
**More great puppy plans!**
(9/15/2011) Please visit the FUTURE PAGE to find out about the upcoming plans for "the Spot Twins". Seca has plans in place to become a sire and now there are arrangements for Briza to become a mother!
**Layla and Quila both win majors in Lompoc!!**
(7/29 - 7/30/2011) Wow, what a wonderful time the Rock n' Roll litter had in Lompoc! While enjoying the cool ocean breezes, the first day at the San Angeles Saluki Club Specialty show, under judge Allan Weinraub, Sadik Akhtar Layla JC, CGC (pictured above) won her first points in grand style! She was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex, giving her a five point major! Congratulations to Michael Popoff, who owner handled Layla to her wins, and to Georgette Petropoulos, who had to miss the great win due to work.
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)
Before Layla's win, her sire, MSBIS Ch. Sadik Solar Flare CD, RN, JC won Best in Veteran's Sweepstakes under breeder/judge Roger Shellard (Seafleet Salukis, pictured above). Later in the day Solaris also went on to win the Stud Dog class under judge Weinraub. What a nice way to start out the weekend!
(Photo by Vicki Holloway)
The next day at the San Angeles Saluki Club Supported Entry at the Lompoc Valley Kennel Club show under judge Audrey Sutton, Layla's brother, Sadik Akhtar Tequila Sunrise not only won the Bred by Exhibitor Dog class, he went on to earn Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a four point major! This gives Quila his second major! And, the winner of the Open Dog class and Reserve Winners Dog was litterbrother, Sadik Akhtar Dust in the Wind Kamal owned by Yvette Alley (Kamal)! Not to be outdone by her brothers, sister Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart won her Bred by Exhibitor Bitch class and also the Reserve Winners Bitch award. It was quite a day for the Rock n' Roll litter!
(Photo by Kit Rodwell)
(7/25/2011) Check out the FUTURE PAGE for the latest in upcoming litters and puppies!
**Seca is currently the Nation's Number Two Saluki!!**
(6/27/2011) MSBIS Ch. Sadik Seca Wind JC is the Nation's number two Saluki in Breed points, according to Dog News Magazine, through the end of May 2011. I am very proud of my boy, who is shown very sparingly and already has two Best in Specialty wins so far this year!
**Seca wins Best of Opposite Sex at the Nationa!!!**
(6/10/2011) What a day it was for MSBIS Ch. Sadik Seca Wind JC at the Saluki Club of America National Specialty held in Lexington, Kentucky! Breeder/judge Stephen Wailes (Lamaan Salukis) awarded Seca Best of Opposite Sex, defeating over 150 dogs. Seca continues his specialty winning ways!
(Photo by Marilyn LaBrache Brown)
**Seca wins Best in Specialty Show #3!!**
(4/15 - 16/2011) Wow, MSBIS Ch. Sadik Seca Wind JC is on a roll with another Best in Specialty win at the San Angeles Saluki Club Specialty show under judge Dr Anne P Gallant! Seca's half sister, Sadik Akhtar Piece of My Heart also won Reserve Winners Bitch!
Their sire, MSBIS Ch. Sadik Solar Flare CD, RN, JC won the Stud Dog Class (pictured above) and also won Best of Opposite Sex in the Veteran Sweepstakes under breeder/judge Ms. Celene Howard! This was another fantastic day for the Sadik Salukis!
Then, the next day at the San Angeles Saluki Club supported entry at the Western Hound Club show, under Mr. Anthony Lord Edwards (IRE), Seca wins Best of Breed again and JJ's sister, Sadik Akhtar Layla earns Reserve Winners Bitch! Seca was handled to both of these wins by his handler and very best friend, Karon Lonero.
(Photos by Vicki Holloway)
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